A new resolution!

Every year I start a diet to lose weight - every year I shift weight (20lbs on a good year - about 12 on an average) every year by xmas it's back! So this years going to be different. I'm not even going to look at the scales - instead I will run! Started the program yesterday and am loving it (I've not ventured outside yet as we are snow covered - no one needs to see an unfit 40 something falling on their arse!)

So the plan is to get fit, change the lifestyle and if I drop a dress size in doing so - hooray for that! I look forward to reading many posts on here to keep me on the straight and narrow! X


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  • Welcome! Running is a great lifestyle change - and this program is really top notch. Don't worry about repeating runs or whole weeks if you need to. Keep it slow and before you know it you'll be a changed person. Come to the forums for support, motivation and a kick up the backside when you need it!

  • Yes Peng I can relate to this sooo much ! I have excess timber and am determined to shift it this year for once and for all !

    Good on ya for starting this programme, it is life changing without a doubt . Good luck and keep posting ! :-) xxx

  • You need a reason to lose weight - a new year is not a good reason! Try to find something that will motivate you. I did not succeed until the doc said I was borderline diabetic and would be put on medication if I did not lose weight. I lost 7 St fairly rapidly and 2 years later I am still around the same weight. It meant some lifestyle changes C25K was one of them. I got a Fitbit to ensure that I did my 10000 paces a day etc.

  • Hello I was intrigued by your post .....what is a fitbit?

  • See fitbit.com. I got mine from John Lewis, but I am sure there are other places.

    I ignore the calorie input side of it as it is a bit US biased. However it is simple to use, counts steps, calories burned, and active minutes etc. It will send you a weekly summary, and various 'awards'. I appear to have walked the length of New Zealand after a year - so lots of encouragement etc. If getting out of bed is a problem, it will also wake you up!

  • You will find lots of encouragement here. There are a few of us that started for similar reasons. It's good your thinking about clothes size rather than weight as running is great for helping your clothes fit better. My weight didn't shift while on the program but my jeans felt so much better. Good luck and happy running.

  • Thanks for all the messages - this is the first thread/forum I've ever joined and I have a feeling it will be easier with all the tips and encouragement to read. Bring on wk1 day 3 !! My legs are sore today - but I know it's just temporary. Thanks for the warm welcome everyone x

  • Good idea to ditch the scales, I've got quite a bit smaller but haven't actually lost much weight since the first few weeks of the programme. Going out today to buy some new jeans, all of mine are flapping around!

  • Well done you .....I wish you all the luck ......I shall continue to read your posts in the hope it will inspire me to get moving my 50 something lump moving.

  • Welcome and happy running :) Don't forget to stretch after your run ... helps with the sore legs ;) This is a great forum and I'm sure you will love it as much as you get to love running :D

  • Welcome on board! I hope you'll enjoy the journey - cos it's a great one! :)

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